Smriti Jain is the Co-Founder & Director of ‘I am a Teacher’ (IAAT), a not for profit organization. Understanding the dire need of reforms in teacher education Smriti committed herself to develop a practicum-based year long pre-service Diploma program to fundamentally transform our classrooms and schools. She has given birth to one of the most innovative and rigorous programme for teacher preparation – the Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching. The program runs in partnership with The Heritage schools in Gurgaon and American School of Bombay, Mumbai. Under her leadership, IAAT has graduated 4 batches of thoughtful and passionate teachers who are working in different schools and NGO’s, leading change in their own small ways.
Smriti has been a teacher and a leader since the last 15 years and has worked in Mirambika and The heritage school. She headed the Middle School at The Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurgaon for four years, worked extensively on developing a project based learning curriculum while working on instructional coaching.
Smriti has her Masters in Learning, Teaching and Instructional Leadership, from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. A person with da eep commitment and passion for education and a never give up attitude, Smriti creates an open and inclusive space wherever she goes.
- Co-founder & Director, I am a teacher